Keeping up with the usual theme we see this time of year of looking back upon the previous twelve months, I thought we’d take a look at the 5 best examples of right-wing Christian hypocrisy of this past year. It’s a task that’s not really all that difficult to do considering the GOP is the political party that claims they’re “fighting for Christian values” – while cutting programs that help the poor, being obsessed with guns, trying to prevent millions of Americans from getting health care and pretty much hating anyone and everyone that isn’t just like them.
In other words, somehow they think they’re the party for Christian values, while almost literally representing none of the values for which Jesus Christ lived.
But without further delay, let’s get to it.
5. Here we have Mike Huckabee essentially stating that Republicans shouldn’t have to follow “ungodly laws” such as, you know, giving homosexuals equal rights and allowing women to have control over their own bodies. In other words, ignore the whole don’t judge and love one another thing:
4. In Missouri, a church decided to raffle off two AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifles in an attempt to boost church attendance and recruit new members. Jesus would be so proud:
3. Here’s a breakdown I put together of what I consider to be real Christianity compared to whatever nonsense Republicans actually follow:
2. Pat Robertson (yes, this Pat Robertson) hammered creationist Ken Ham for believing that the world is 6,000-years-old:
1. Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham in an epic debate between a man who believes in proven science and the guy who thinks a 400-year-old man herded dinosaurs (along with every animal on Earth) onto a wooden ark to survive a massive flood – then went on to live till he was 900-years-old:
I actually just re-watched the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate again a couple of weeks ago. If you’ve only watched it once, or haven’t watched it at all, it’s really worth the watch or a second viewing. I know it’s a bit long, but it’s a rare treat to see such a big issue get publicly debated in that type of format. Usually we’re stuck with 5-10 minute segments on cable news that really don’t produce a whole lot of anything substantial.
But there you have it folks, five great examples where right-wing Christian hypocrisy and ignorance was on full display. From churches using assault rifles to “bring people to Jesus” to supposedly sane human beings believing that the Earth is 6,000-years-old. And I’m sure we can expect plenty more of this in 2015.
Happy New Year everyone!